Monthly Archives: March 2009

Shazam!

And just like that, the listing described in the preceding post is “pending”… happily with me as the buyer’s agent. Advertisements

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Hot Listing Alert

This is the body of an email I just sent to my active buyers:Hi this is Seth coming at you live… happy Friday. So, from time to time I send out a “hot listing” alert… but only truly good ones… … Continue reading

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But We Drive BMW’s !

Will the $700k to $2m market see more downward pressure on prices?I sure wish that increased savings and super low interest rates will mitigate the impending problem, but I fear a truly objective analysis suggests a really ugly outlook. By … Continue reading

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Loan Modifications: Helping Hand or Moral Hazard?

Of the myriad facets within our insipid bailout program, the least effective subset is that of the loan modification, as described recently by Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director James B. Lockhart. I say “is” and not “has to be” … Continue reading

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What is "Mark to Market" anyway?

I was so impressed with this blogger Destor23’s post about the method of “Mark to Market” accounting, and how it impacts the banking industry, that I am linking to it here.A very clear, economical, and well crafted piece. I landed … Continue reading

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New, New Conforming Loan Limits

If you’re confused about the newly revised Fannie/Freddie Conforming Loan Limits… that’s because they’re, well… confusing. I’m talking, of course, about the newly revised-revised ones… not just the old revised ones.The old $417,000 San Diego conforming limit was recently bumped … Continue reading

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No Soup For You!

I am happy to report that my second Seeking Alpha article submission was published this morning.To view it, click here.Seeking Alpha handpicks articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters – publishing approximately 175 … Continue reading

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